Open Immunization Software - Spring 2016

Great Books

In now particular order, here is my library of great books for personal and work productivity.

The How of Happiness

Provides a research based analysis of what makes people happy. Introduces the idea that about 40% of our happiness (on average) is within our own control. Amazon)

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Marshall Goldsmith gives an inside look to his process for advising Fortune 500 clients on what they can do to move forward in their career by addressing the one or two issues that are holding them back. The trap we all fall into is believing that our current success is because of all the things we do and are, and that we should not mess with what's working. Marshall points the way to identifying and then tackling those habits or modes of working that are holding us back. (Amazon)

Our Iceberg is Melting

A short story about change. (Amazon)

Crucial Confrontations

A great book about how to deal with people who need to be corrected. There are two extreme ways to handle situations where people don't live up to exptations, one is violence and the other is silence. The book proposes a third and better way. (Amazon)

Do More Great Work

The idea of this book is that we often spend too much time on busy work, and not enough time on work that is great. This book is a hands on manual on how to identify and do more great work. (Amazon)

Purple Cow

A marketing book that throws out the standard marketing P's and says that the only thing that matters now is that your product is remarkable. You need your early-adopting clients/consumers are to talk about your product to the next set of potential clients. Good products that are not remarkable will not be talked about. (Amazon)

Getting Things Done

Classic book on time management. Highly recommended as a first start to getting yourself organized. (Amazon)

Working Less, Earning More

I wish I had read this book years ago, I've had to learn many of these things by myself. (Amazon)

Easier Than You Think


How We Decide


Breaking Murphy's Law


The Power of a Positive No


Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard


Your Brain at Work


Life is Friends


Change Anything


Click: The Magic of Instant Connections


The Power of Less


A Complaint is a Gift